Sagemcom Dr Neuhaus

Hamburg, 27. April 2020

The smart meter gateway (smgw) siconia® smarty iq from sagemcom dr. neuhaus receives further revision of the type examination certificate from the physikalisch-technische bundesanstalt (ptb). three other gwa systems have been confirmed to have a high level of interoperability.

The SMGW Siconia® SMARTY IQ, which was already BSI-certified on September 25, 2019, meets all legal, measurement and custody transfer requirements for the use of intelligent measurement systems in accordance with the type examination certificate according to Module B.

The following GWA systems have now been added to the type examination certificate:

  • "Robotron - GWA Manager"
  • "Discovergy - GWA"
  • "Tremondi - SMGA.SUiTE".

Now those users of the GWA systems mentioned above can use Sagemcom Dr. Neuaus Smart Meter Gateways. For the recently announced rollout of the intelligent metering systems in Germany.

"The first active PKI devices can now be delivered to our customers just in time for the revision," said Dirk Engel(product management) and Holger Graetz (sales & marketing) and look hopefully at other GWA systems that will follow.

The device firmware has remained unchanged for the revision of this certificate. The interoperability of the aforementioned GWA systems was examined as part of the test procedure in accordance with PTB requirements 50.8. It was successfully proven that the tariff use cases TAF 1, TAF 2, TAF 6 and TAF 7 can be configured into the Siconia® SMARTY IQ with each individual system.

The tariff use cases of the gateway enable the metering operator to offer end consumers highly variable and personalized electricity tariffs. In addition, for example, the connection of a communication adapter to the SMGw and the functionality of the device was validated with the customer display software TRuDI according to PTB-A 50.8. With the TRuDI software, end consumers can in future carry out an invoice verification via the connected SMGw.

Further information includeing full list of interoperable GWA systems for Siconia® SMARTY IQ:
www.sagemcom.com/smartmetergateway

 

Sagemcom jac

Paris, February 7, 2020

At its ninth annual forum, JAC (Joint Audit Cooperation) rewarded Sagemcom for its commitment and achievement in the area of CSR.

The first award went to the excellent audit results of Sagemcom's Tunisian industrial site: receiving a score of 96 out of a total 100, the results show Sagemcom’s commitment to ethics and the strength of its CSR commitments.

The second trophy rewards the work carried out by Sagemcom on Circular Economy and the Ecodesign of Products in partnership with its operator customers.

Sagemcom’s efforts in these areas were recognized by a panel of JAC member and institutional customers as leaders and distinguishing markers on the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) market, as a result of a deep understanding of the environmental issues relating to the development and life cycle of products designed and manufactured by Sagemcom. The experts also emphasized the implementation of concrete solutions by Sagemcom, such as the integration of recycled plastic in its products and the work carried out to reduce the energy consumption of products the Group puts on the market.

JAC is a collaborative initiative that joins 17 major operators: AT&T, Deutsch Telekom, Elisa, KPN, MTS, Orange, Proximus, ROGERS, Swisscom, Telefonica, Telenor Group, Telia, Telstra, TIM, VEON, VERIZON and VODAFONE.

 

e-world

E-world 2020: Premiere of the First Fully-Certified Smart Metering System

Hamburg, 8th January 2020

Metering expert Sagemcom presents its completely certified smart metering system (iMSys) for the first time at E-world 2020. The iMSys is the first rollout-ready system from a manufacturer on the German market.

Sagemcom Dr. Neuhaus GmbH and Sagemcom Fröschl GmbH will jointly present their smart metering portfolio from 11 – 13 February 2020 in Essen in Hall 3, Stand 3-444. The modular, fully certified iMSys of the Siconia TM SMARTY product series consisting of the smart meter gateway (SMGW) SiconiaTM SMARTY IQ and the basic meter SiconiaTM SMARTY BZ will be at the centre of the show. After the basic meter already received MID approval in the second quarter of 2019, the BSI certification of the SMGW followed on September 25, 2019, so that Sagemcom's iMSys is now ready for the smart meter rollout.

For the first time, Sagemcom Dr. Neuhaus offers an outlook on the development plans. In the first quarter of 2020, the eSIM functionality will be implemented in the SiconiaTM SMARTY IQ SMGW. This feature gives metering point operators flexibility with regard to their mobile phone costs, as the SIM chip can be converted to a new contract at any time. Assembly costs are also reduced, since no physical SIM card change is required for the mobile radio-based gateways.

In Q1 2020, in addition to the already implemented TAF 1 (data-saving tariffs), TAF 2 (timevariable tariffs), TAF 6 (reading of metering data upon request) and TAF 7 (load curve data), tariff application cases (TAF) 9, 10 and 14 will also be implemented in the SMGW. TAF 9 is used for energy management and makes it possible to call up the current actual feed-in of an energy generation system. Meanwhile, the TAF 10 helps grid operators to monitor the grid condition in order to be able to counteract critical grid conditions in good time. High-frequency metering data were provided by the TAF 14. The implementation of the new tariff application cases is in full swing, so that a successful conclusion can be expected in the near future. Already installed SiconiaTM SMARTY IQ devices can be updated with the new TAFs via a remote firmware update.

With regard to the SiconiaTM SMARTY basic meter series, the three-point basic meter is available as a one-directional meter with backstop and bi-directional meter – both in 60A and 100A versions. The digital three-phase meter can be purchased as a single or double tariff meter and is suitable for use in the iMSys (in combination with an SMGW) or as a modern metering device (mME).

Further information:
www.sagemcom.com/smartmetergateway
www.sagemcom.com/zaehler

wifi certification

Rueil-Malmaison, November 18th, 2019

On november 13th 2019, Sagemcom received the Wi-Fi 6 certification (ID: WFA91587) from the Wi-Fi Alliance for its new 10G Pon fiber gateway, F@st 5688ax, making it the first Wi-Fi 6 certified home gateway.

 

 

The F@st 5688ax is the new generation of Home Gateway designed for Consumers and Small Businesses that delivers up to 10Gbps of symmetrical throughput to fiber households. Thanks to the integration of the latest Wi-Fi 6 technology, this capacity can be efficiently distributed to the various wireless terminals connected to the local home network.

As the very first Wi-Fi CERTIFIED 6TM home gateway, the F@st 5688ax demonstrates Sagemcom leadership in technology integration for the broadband market. This achievement is the result of Sagemcom engineering extensive experience and expertise in broadband and its ability to deliver the latest innovations within a very short time-to-market. It demonstrates also its effective strategic partnership with technology vendors. Always anticipating the market requirements, Sagemcom was the only home gateway vendor that participated actively to all Wi-Fi 6 plugfests, contributing to the adoption of this technology by the industry and by Service Providers.

Sagemcom proposes the Wi-Fi 6 in all products ranges: Fiber, Cable, DSL, FTTH, 4G/5G home gateways and Wi-Fi extenders.

 

sagemcom logotype

Hamburg, 1 st October 2019
SiconiaTM SMARTY IQ, the smart meter gateway (SMGw) of Sagemcom Dr.Neuhaus, is interoperable with the NLI software for gateway administration. Energy suppliers, distribution network operators and municipal utilities using the NLI software can now integrate and profit from the SMGw.

The GWA/EMT software from Next Level Integration GmbH supports the smart meter gateway from Sagemcom Dr. Neuhaus. The interoperability of the SiconiaTM SMARTY IQ SMGw has been thoroughly tested according to the Technical Guideline TR-03109 of the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). All tariffs supported by the SMGw as well as LMN, HAN, WAN interfaces and communication protocols were tested successfully. In addition, the metering data processing between the SiconiaTM SMARTY IQ and NLI software was extensively tested.

On the basis of these tests, the application for the certificate of conformity at the National Metrology Institute of Germany (PTB) has been completed, so that the proof of interoperability will be promptly included in the revision of the type examination certificate of the SiconiaTM SMARTY IQ.

All energy suppliers, distribution network operators and municipal utilities that use the NLI software can now use the Sagemcom Dr. Neuhaus gateway and harness it productively after receiving the formal PTB certificate. The most recently BSI-certified smart meter gateway, which will shortly be BSI-certified, not only fulfils all safety and data protection requirements for the rollout of smart metering systems, but is also one of the highly standardised components of the “Energiewende”.

Both companies will be presenting their smart metering solutions at the metering days in Fulda on October 9 and 10.

About Sagemcom
A French high-tech group of international dimensions, Sagemcom operates on the broadband (set-top boxes, Multi-Gigabit gateways), smart city and Internet of Things (founding member of LoRa Alliance) markets.
With a revenue of 2.1 billion euros, Sagemcom employs 5,500 people on five continents. Sagemcom aims to stay a world leader in communicating terminals with high added value.
 

About Next Level Integration GmbH
Next Level Integration (NLI), a company of the Arvato Systems Group, is a software producer and solution provider for the utilities industry. More than 250 customers in Germany and Europe trust in NLI's software solutions. The product portfolio focuses on applications in the regulatory environment, integration solutions, portals and complete solutions for the market roles of supplier and metering point operator / gateway administrator. The software solutions offered are used daily to provide services at over 25 million metering points in Germany.
www.next-level-integration.com

sagemcom gateway

Hamburg, 30th September 2019

Ready for rollout: the smart meter gateway (SMGw) SiconiaTM SMARTY IQ from Sagemcom Dr. Neuhaus obtains CC-certification from the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). Thus, number two of the three SMGw manufacturers in Germany required for starting the smart meter rollout is certified.

On September 25, 2019, the SiconiaTM SMARTY IQ gateway was officially certified according to the Common Criteria (CC) by the BSI. At the invitation of the BSI, the official certificate handover took place in Bonn on 30 September. “The smart meter gateway is one of the key technologies in the course of the German “Energiewende”. Only if users in government, business and society can rely on the protection of their data will this digital transformation succeed and its potential be fully exploited. Medium-sized companies that invest in information security strengthen Germany as a business location and contribute to Germany's digital sovereignty with their innovations. The second certified smart meter gateway proves once again that innovative technologies and smart solutions can be developed in such a way that information security is guaranteed and the privacy of consumers is protected," explains BSI President Arne Schönbohm.

With the receipt of the CC certificate, the path to the nationwide smart meter rollout has now been further paved. The G1 gateway from Sagemcom Dr. Neuhaus receives a comprehensive certificate, which means that it can be used for up to eight years as required by law. In addition to the in-house gateway administration (GWA) system "Fröschl SMGWA", Sagemcom cooperates intensively with various relevant GWA software providers in terms of the interoperability of smart metering systems. The milestone "CC certification" underlines the good and focused cooperation of Sagemcom Dr. Neuhaus with its customers, partners and authorities.

With TAF 1, TAF 2, TAF 6 and TAF 7, the SiconiaTM SMARTY IQ supports numerous tariff application cases that enable variable electricity tariffs according to customer requirements. The TAF 7 of the Sagemcom Dr. Neuhaus gateway in the LTE and GPRS product variants is characterized by a particularly economical use of the mobile data volume during metering data transmission as well as the safety-relevant TLS channel structure. In addition, the CLS interface of the SMGW can be used to implement various future-oriented application scenarios within the framework of control, regulation and switching operations (HKS 1, 4, 5).

End consumers enjoy maximum security, data protection and connectivity with the Smart Meter Gateway. As a secure communication unit, the SiconiaTM SMARTY IQ SMGW is the key point of smart meterting systems (iMSys) in Germany. Together with a digital electricity meter, such as the Siconia™ SMARTY BZ meter, the gateway forms the iMSys. While the meter electronically determines the power consumption, the SMGW connected to the meter safely sends metering values to authorized market participants, such as the metering point operator or the end consumer. The aim of an iMSys is to advance the digitization of the energy transition by intelligently linking energy generation and demand in the distribution network.

CC-Zertifizierung

Figure 1: The BSI certified Smart Meter Gateway SiconiaTM SMARTY IQ
(image source: Sagemcom Dr. Neuhaus GmbH)


Further information:
www.sagemcom.com/smartmetergateway
www.sagemcom.com/zaehler

Logo SFR

Rueil, 10th September 2019

Sagemcom and SFR announce the launch of the box 8 Tv of SFR, co-developed by their teams, a new extremely powerful set-top box that delivers very high-quality picture and sound, and that also associates a voice assistant to control the video and audio entertainment experience with the voice, and integrated loudspeakers.

This innovative device belongs to the Video SoundboxTM product range developed by Sagemcom to meet ever-growing demand of customers for next-generation boxes aggregating immersive entertainment with voice commands and smart assistant services.

As far as video is concerned, the product is ready for 4K HDR and Dolby Vision, delivering a highly contrasted, detailed picture with vivid colors. For the sound, Dolby Atmos compatibility allows a “movie theater” sound at home.

Integrated voice assistant allows to control the set-top box with the voice. Without any remote control, through a user interface developed by Wiztivi, channel change, pause a program to play it later, search a content for replay is carried out instantaneously. Next autumn, product will also integrate Amazon Alexa®.

“Our SFR Box 8 will set a new standard for consumer entertainment and connected experiences in the home,” said Grégory Rabuel, Executive President for General Public and Companies at SFR “Through our combined partnership in connected home technologies, this new product will bring voice and media together for an unprecedented user experience.”

Olivier Taravel, Deputy CEO of Sagemcom, in charge of Audio Video Solutions business unit, said: “This Video SoundboxTM, combining best of picture, sound and voice, illustrates Sagemcom ability to integrate leading-edge technologies in its products. We are proud to offer our expertise in co-developed & manufactured of Audio and Video devices to our customers.”

 

 

Orange logo

 

Rueil, 9th September 2019

Sagemcom announces the launch of the Orange IWU 200, a new compact yet powerful 4K uhd set-top box that delivers very high-quality picture and sound, based on the BCM72604, one of the latest 4K soc from Broadcom, allowing the design of low consumption products.

Powered by SoftAtHome middleware, this new Ultra High Definition set-top box allows to deliver a highly contrasted, detailed picture with vivid colors, secured by the content protection solution of Viaccess-Orca.

The platform also offers a Multi Recorder Service developed by Broadpeak, consisting in a Cloud PVR with unlimited space to make multiple records, even simultaneously, without overloading the Internet connection, and a 7-day replay service, with standard catch-up, but also start-over feature.

“We are very excited to introduce new STB and Cloud PVR. By doing so we proved we are fully fledged TV player, delivering customers best in class video functionalities related with video consumption.” said Artur Stankiewicz, B2C Marketing and Digital Director, Orange Poland.

Olivier Taravel, Deputy CEO of Sagemcom, in charge of Audio Video Solutions business unit, said: “This new set-top box integrates the latest innovations in 4K content processing, and is a perfect low-consumption product for the full migration to UHD for end-users. Taking part to such a product launch on the market is a real satisfaction for Sagemcom.”

Tremondi logo

Hamburg, 13th June 2019

The smart meter gateway (SMGw) SiconiaTM SMARTY IQ from Sagemcom Dr. Neuhaus is interoperable with the gateway administration software from TREMONDi, a joint venture of Wilken and IVU.

Another important step towards interoperability of smart metering systems (German: iMSys) was taken jointly by Sagemcom and TREMONDi. Along the technical guideline TR-03109 of the German Federal Office for Information Security, comprehensive test cases were tested with regard to the LMN, HAN and WAN interfaces, the communication links and protocols as well as the metering data processing of the SiconiaTM SMARTY IQ in combination with the TREMONDi GWA software. All tariff application cases supported by the gateway (TAF 1, TAF 2, TAF 6, TAF 7), which have a high relevance for the balancing of power consumption, were successfully tested.

The two companies are working together to ensure that the seamless interaction between the GWA software and SMGw is promptly included in the revision of the type examination certificate of the SiconiaTM SMARTY IQ. Through the comprehensive compatibility test, Sagemcom demonstrates that the smart meter gateway not only meets all security and data protection requirements, but also interacts with downstream smart metering system components in a highly standardized and future-proof manner. Sagemcom Dr. Neuhaus is promoting the smart meter rollout in Germany with its intensive interoperability efforts.

 

About Sagemcom
A French high-tech group of international dimensions, Sagemcom operates on the broadband (set-top boxes, Multi-Gigabit gateways), smart city and Internet of Things (founding member of LoRa Alliance) markets.
With a revenue of 2.05 billion euros, Sagemcom employs 4,000 people on five continents. Sagemcom aims to stay a world leader in communicating terminals with high added value.

About TREMONDi
Platform provider of solutions for smart meter gateway administration that supports the integration of SMGA processes with all established billing and industry systems for the utilities industry. The platform is operated in two geo-redundant data centers in Ulm and Norderstedt, which meet all requirements of the technical guideline TR- 3109-6 and are certified according to ISO 27001. With its platform Tremondi supports both the basic responsible as well as the competitive measuring point operation (gMSB/wMSB).
www.tremondi.eu

Media Contact TREMONDi
Press’n’Relations GmbH – Uwe PAGEL
upa@press-n-relations.de - www.press-n-relations.com

 

Smarty BZ

Hamburg, 20th May 2019

The smart electricity meter SiconiaTM SMARTY BZ, developed by Sagemcom Dr. Neuhaus, receives European MID certification. The meter is now available for German smart metering market.

The approval of the digital three-phase meter was preceded by an extensive multi-stage test procedure. In the type examination according to Module B, it has been proven that the SiconiaTM SMARTY BZ respectively its LMN interface fulfils the PTB requirements 50.8 for measurement and calibration. With Module D for Sagemcom's own production facility, the second approval stage was successfully completed, so that the new smart meter can now be put on the market.

The SiconiaTM SMARTY BZ offers an innovative electricity meter to the German energy market. Sagemcom’s comprehensive smart metering know-how in development, production and delivery has been intensively incorporated into the SiconiaTM SMARTY BZ meter. Energy companies, grid operators, metering companies and municipal utilities will benefit from this.

In its construction as a 3-point meter, the SiconiaTM SMARTY BZ is a legally compliant modern metering device (mME) for the German market and was developed on the basis of the current FNN specifications for digital electricity meters. The SiconiaTMSMARTY BZ is available in the following product types: single-directional meter with backstop and bi-directional meter – each in 60A and 100A versions. The device configuration offers the customer the option of additionally activating the readout of RLM metering values, as well as the grid function, which provides information relevant for the network operation.

The certified meter from Sagemcom Dr. Neuhaus is suitable for the smart meter rollout in Germany. In combination with a smart meter gateway, the smart meter forms the so-called smart metering system (iMSys). As a solution provider for the entire iMSys, customers can purchase the digital electricity meter pre-assembled with a SiconiaTM SMARTY IQ gateway.

 

 

 

sagemcom logotype

Hamburg, 31th January 2019

The German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) has commissioned Sagemcom Dr. Neuhaus to create a scenario-based demonstrator for the E-World 2019.

The demonstrator will be presented for the first time to trade visitors and interested guests at the BSI booth (hall 4, booth 4-114). The aim of the demonstrator is to show the functionality and future fields of application of smart metering systems (German: iMSys) as well as the safety features required by the BSI.

"By implementing a functioning fair demonstrator within a short period of time, we can demonstrate the maturity of our comprehensive smart metering solution and the functionalities of our individual hardware and software components, such as the SiconiaTM SMARTY IQ smart meter gateway, the SiconiaTM SMARTY IQ-IO control box, the SiconiaTM SMARTY BZ basic meter and the Sagemcom Fröschl GWA/EMT system," reports Timo Weng, key account manager at Sagemcom Dr. Neuhaus GmbH. "In this way, future energy supply systems, which make up an essential part of the digitalization of the energy system transformation, can be experienced by the audience".

The functionality of the smart meter gateway (smgw) SiconiaTM SMARTY IQ in the various networks is primarily visualized at the BSI booth, for example the local metrological network (LMN), the home area network (HAN) or external access via the so-called WAN interface (TR-03109-11). Real meter data is transmitted from a digital electricity meter SiconiaTM SMARTY BZ and a water meter via the LMN interface to the smgw and is then forwarded to the Sagemcom Fröschl GWA/EMT software via a WAN interface. After successful authentication, the end consumer can check load values and feed-in in real time via the HAN interface.

In addition to the fair demonstrator, Sagemcom Dr. Neuhaus realises a second portable demonstration solution for the BSI in the near future. Additional interactive application cases will be implemented, such as the process of spontaneous readout including the installation of the tariffing profile, or the necessary steps for the registration of a service technician at the gateway.

Learn more about the comprehensive smart metering system:
Sagemcom Dr. Neuhaus & Sagemcom Fröschl E-world booth: 3-444 in hall 3

WiFi 6

Hamburg, 23th January 2019

At the E-world 2019 in Essen, Sagemcom Dr. Neuhaus introduces the basic meter SiconiaTM ‘SMARTY BZ-PLUS’. The digital three-phase meter is suitable for use in smart metering systems. It offers, in addition to the functionalities of an FNN basic meter, further user-friendly features.

One of the trade fair highlights of the E-world is the premiere of the digital electricity meter SiconiaTM ‘SMARTY BZ-PLUS’. From the 5th to the 7th of February the new product from Sagemcom Dr. Neuhaus will be shown in hall 3 at booth 3-444.

"The basic meter was very stringently aligned to customer requirements. A large number of user-centered features can be used to considerably optimize various processes related to the installation and operation of the SiconiaTM ‘SMARTY BZ-PLUS’," explains Jan-Marvin Keilig, product manager for ‘Basic Meters’ at Sagemcom Dr. Neuhaus GmbH.

The SiconiaTM ‘SMARTY BZ-PLUS’ is compliant with the current FNN specifications for digital electricity meters in Germany and will be available in the following versions: one-directional meter (+ A) with backstop and bidirectional meter (+ A and -A). One special feature of the SiconiaTM ‘SMARTY BZ-PLUS’ compared to a FNN basic meter is, among other things, its 2-button operation. The additional buttons increase the usability of the display in addition to the common “optical button” (light impulse via torch). Moreover, theSiconiaTM ‘SMARTY BZ-PLUS’ can also be read out in the de-energized state with the help of an integrated power supply (battery). This simplifies the warehousing process and increases the employee safety. Another user-friendly feature is the integrated D0 interface, which not only allows meter data to be read out permanently, but also to be parameterized via an additional software provided. The integrated real-time clock and calendar make it possible to use tariff tables without a connection to an external switching device.

If required, the SiconiaTM ‘SMARTY BZ-PLUS’ can also be supplied with non-billing-relevant load profile functions (RLM) and network-relevant GRID functions, such as frequency or voltage. This makes it a much cheaper alternative to a real load profile meter (RLM).

In Germany, a digital meter, a so-called modern metering device (mMe), together with a smart meter gateway (SMGw) forms the smart metering system (German: iMSys). While the mME electronically determines the power consumption, the SMGw serves as a communication unit by transmitting meter data safely from the connected meter to authorized market participants, such as the metering point operator. End users can also access their own power consumption through an iMSys. The aim of an iMSys is to promote the digitization of the energy transition by intelligently linking energy generation and consumption in the distribution network.